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Minnesota green-lights youth sports games starting Jan. 14

By Mohamed Ibrahim Associated Press/Report for America MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials released new guidance on Monday allowing high school athletics and other youth sports to resume games and scrimmages on Jan. 14, with masks required in some sports. The guidance from the ...

Timberwolves hold off late rally, defeat Jazz 116-111

By JOHN COON Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tough defense is becoming a crucial part of Minnesota's basketball identity. That was evidenced by what the Timberwolves did in the closing seconds of their 116-111 victory over Utah on Saturday night. The Jazz had a chance to set up a ...

Kamara’s 6 TDs tie NFL record; Saints beat Vikings 52-33

By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Alvin Kamara expects a fine for wearing a pair of Christmas-themed shoes that, as it turned out, would also be worthy of a Hall of Fame display. With a red shoe on his right foot and a green one on his left, Kamara tied an NFL record set ...

Vikings banged-up defense sinks to new depths against Saints

By GUERRY SMITH Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings' depleted defense concluded its first series on the field by haplessly trying to chase down Alvin Kamara as the Saints running back raced away for a 40-yard touchdown. That was just the beginning of a historically bad ...

Minnesota takes down No. 4 Iowa 102-95 with 3-point spree

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brandon Johnson made all four his 3-point attempts in overtime and finished with 26 points and nine rebounds, leading Minnesota's late surge to upset No. 4 Iowa 102-95 on Friday night. Marcus Carr had 30 points on 6-for-13 shooting from ...

Beasley, Towns lead T-wolves rally past Pistons on Wednesday

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's season-opening victory over Detroit was winding down, and Karl-Anthony Towns was urged by teammate D'Angelo Russell to grab the game ball as a keepsake. For mom, in memory. Towns had 22 points, 11 rebounds and seven ...

Penn, Holmes help No. 19 Indiana women beat Minnesota 75-54

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mackenzie Holmes and Jaelynn Penn scored 19 points apiece and No. 19 Indiana beat Minnesota 75-54 on Wednesday. Holmes shot 9 of 13 from the field and had three blocks. Penn, a 5-foot-10 guard who ranks 18th all-time at Indiana with 1,258 career points, made 7 of 13 from ...

No dissension, no diva: Vikings, Jefferson share mutual love

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The pass from Kirk Cousins sailed through the end zone and over Justin Jefferson's outstretched arm, one of a handful of missed chances for Minnesota in a six-point loss last week to Chicago that all but forced the Vikings out of the ...

AP All-Big Ten: Ohio State’s Fields, Indiana’s Allen honored

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Quarterback Justin Fields repeated as offensive player of the year and is joined by three of his teammates on The Associated Press All-Big Ten football team announced Tuesday. Lineman Daviyon Nixon of Iowa is the defensive player of the year and is ...

Carr scores 32, Minnesota hands Saint Louis 1st loss, 90-82

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Carr scored 32 points, making 14 free throws after halftime, and Minnesota held off Saint Louis 90-82 on Sunday night, handing the Billikens their first loss of the season. The game was Carr's fourth straight with 28 points or better. He made a layup with 13 seconds ...

Vikings’ offense can’t make up for depleted defense

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Running back Dalvin Cook and coach Mike Zimmer each bristled at questions regarding key offensive plays that went awry for the Vikings in Sunday's 33-27 loss to Chicago. Cook was stopped on a third-and-1 run late in the fourth quarter. The ...

Wolves’ Beasley pleads guilty to threats of violence charge

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley pleaded guilty Monday to using a rifle to threaten a family in his suburban Minneapolis neighborhood. Beasley pleaded guilty to a felony count of threats of violence and faces 120 days in a workhouse, Hennepin County Attorney Mike ...

Vikings’ offense can’t make up for depleted defense

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Running back Dalvin Cook and coach Mike Zimmer each bristled at questions regarding key offensive plays that went awry for the Vikings in Sunday's 33-27 loss to Chicago. Cook was stopped on a third-and-1 run late in the fourth quarter. ...

Bears beat Vikings 33-27 to stay in stride in playoff race

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — David Montgomery burst through a big hole in the defense and carried most of Minnesota's secondary with him across the goal line. That 14-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, his second score of the game, put Chicago ahead again ...

Defense, play at home ultimately doom Vikings’ playoff hopes

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After rushing for 132 yards, the most allowed by Chicago this season, Minnesota's Dalvin Cook urged the offense to "look in the mirror" and figure out what needs to improve. Told of his star running back's message, coach Mike Zimmer had ...

Playoff push: Bears seek 3rd straight road win vs. Vikings

By The Associated Press undefined CHICAGO (6-7) at MINNESOTA (6-7) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox OPENING LINE – Vikings by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Bears 6-7, Vikings 6-7 SERIES RECORD – Vikings lead 61-56-2 LAST MEETING – Vikings beat Bears 19-13 on Nov. 16 in Chicago LAST WEEK – Bears ...

Big Ten Champions Week has game for title and 4 on undercard

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Things to watch during the ninth week of play in the Big Ten Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 15 Northwestern vs. No. 3 Ohio State, at Indianapolis The Big Ten championship game is the final step on the Buckeyes' path to the College Football Playoff ...

Bears visit Vikings, at playoff race pace for once

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Vikings finished their debut 2016 season at U.S. Bank Stadium, the game against the Chicago Bears between two eliminated teams was so perfunctory that oil pipeline protesters managed to rappel from the roof to ...

Gophers, Badgers cherish second chance to renew rivalry

Gophers, Badgers cherish second chance to renew rivalry By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer Minnesota and Wisconsin managed to avoid interrupting the most-played Football Bowl Subdivision rivalry this season. Their annual battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe just happens to be taking place a little ...

Moorhead QB Trey Feeney named Minnesota AP Player of Year

By The Associated Press undefined The 2020 Minnesota Associated Press All-State football team, as voted on by statewide media: PLAYER OF THE YEAR Trey Feeney, QB, Moorhead FIRST TEAM QB -- Trey Feeney, Moorhead RB -- Austin Freerksen, Byron RB -- Terrance Kamara, Minneapolis North RB -- ...